MICHELLE8182   31,924
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~145 lbs, Aug (?) '09





My original "Fat Picture" ... Aug '06, around 185+ lbs



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Michelle8182

I joined SparkPeople in '06, after reaching my highest weight ever (at that time). I felt disgusted with myself and couldn't handle the thought of living my life as an inactive, overweight, and depressed person. I had gained 40 lbs in a year (not to mention that I was overweight to begin with).

After losing 45 lbs and keeping it off for about 5 years, I slowly gained 25 lbs back over the past year, and then quickly gained another 20 in just 3 months! Mostly from a busy lifestyle - ...
I joined SparkPeople in '06, after reaching my highest weight ever (at that time). I felt disgusted with myself and couldn't handle the thought of living my life as an inactive, overweight, and depressed person. I had gained 40 lbs in a year (not to mention that I was overweight to begin with).

After losing 45 lbs and keeping it off for about 5 years, I slowly gained 25 lbs back over the past year, and then quickly gained another 20 in just 3 months! Mostly from a busy lifestyle - only being able to sleep for 2-6 hours a night, not being able to exercise as much as I like to, and eating a lot of calorie-dense, high carb foods. I then had an invasive surgery and couldn't exercise at all for 2 months (not to mention likely depression from the unplanned surgery, recovery, and scarring) and gained 10 more lbs.

I'm recommitting to living a healthy lifestyle - one that focuses on diet and mindset as much as exercise (aka the stuff I don't like/ is hard as well as the fun stuff!:)
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Member Since: 9/10/2006

SparkPoints: 31,924

Fitness Minutes: 41,502

My Goals:
Complete yoga teacher training (completed 6/2011)

To run a half marathon (completed 5/5/12!)

Do a water sport that sounds like fun when offered, even though it requires wearing a bathing suit and the lovely flapping that comes along with the wind:)

10 full regular pushups

Run a marathon


My Program:
Low carb, moderate protein, low calories. Long term plan is lower carb and focusing on lower calorie, nutrient dense foods.

At least 120 min of any exercise per week (equivalent of 20 min 6 days/ week)

Personal Information:
I grew up between California and Ohio. Now in Missouri. Moving to Phoenix in June!

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I am passionate about health issues and always happy to help other people - just send me an email!

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JPVALPO24
2/7/2013 12:04:53 PM

hello, how are you? well i have been doing really good on my low carb diet. I havent weighed myself yet, but tomorrow morning I am going to and see what it is. I really have been eating alot of fruits and veggies, but no rice, pasta, or potato's and very little bread. I feel pretty good though, i have been so tired lately though. Not sure why, but i have been sleeping pretty good. Hopefully you wil be able to sleep better soon! let me know how you are doing emoticon



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JPVALPO24
1/27/2013 5:39:23 PM

hi, i have been sick for a couple of days so i did eat more.carbs than i have all week. why do i crave carbs when i am sick? anyhow...i really have't exercise at all but i am doing very low carbs. I don't feel as hungry as i did before. It's getting easier. You did good this weekend. They say not to deprive yourself of cravings but keep small portions. Well tomorrow is a start to a new week so we can just get back to it emoticon



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SOUTHGOINGZAX
1/22/2013 4:32:59 PM

Hi!

Thanks for stopping by and for your post on my page. I *AM* still around, and doing pretty good overall. How about you? I'm happy to say I have finally met someone great, and my life is taking a big turn towards normalcy - it feels awesome :)

I plan on being around more for at least a while, so keep me posted on how you are doing! I hope you have a great 2013!



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JPVALPO24
1/18/2013 1:33:46 PM

so it is another day and i feel like i am starving right now, but i know i am not. It is just a little longer til my lunch hour so i will make it but it sucks! i think i am going to blow up my pilates ball today and start doing stuff on it while we watch tv and stuff at home. I am also going to bring my hand weights out by the couch so that i can at least do something while i watch tv. I should get outside but it is super cold right now, abt 15 degrees, so i will wait for summer for that. I am going to start going to the YMCA soon and join again so i can use the workout equipment there. Small steps, but it will lead to big gaines toward my goal emoticon



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JPVALPO24
1/17/2013 2:35:21 PM

that is awesome that you are running. I wish i could but since my back surgery the dr said walking is best, no running. I went over my calories a little on monday, but the rest of the week has been good. I did think i was going to die tues and wed too, lol! man it is hard but i am determined and i have you to urger me to stay on track. Thanks babe! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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